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Will a Lenovo W7 Home key work on any install W7 Home disk?

I want to do a fresh install OS without any OEM modifications.
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Will a Lenovo W7 Home key work on any install W7 Home disk?

I want to do a fresh install OS without any OEM modifications.
Only once, more than that and you are doing an illegal install.
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Yes. I reinstalled Windows on my buddy's Dell with my disc of a System Builder's version. I used the product key on his Dell case to activate it

I hope that's what you were asking
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Only once, more than that and you are doing an illegal install.
Nope, that is completely wrong... OEM keys can be used to reactivate an install as long as it is the same machine.

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Yes. I reinstalled Windows on my buddy's Dell with my disc of a System Builder's version. I used the product key on his Dell case to activate it

I hope that's what you were asking
Yup, that what I need to know...
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I used a 7 pro 64 install dvd on my laptop a couple days ago and then realized I only had a had home premium key when it kept getting rejected. I'm putting off reinstall until I figure out how to not ruin my linux dual boot. If your disk is for home than it should work as long as you have any sort of home key iirc.
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Yea if it is an OEM key for home then you should be all set as long as you are installing on the same machine that the key is for.
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Will a Lenovo W7 Home key work on any install W7 Home disk?

I want to do a fresh install OS without any OEM modifications.

that is correct my good man
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ABR (Activation Backup and Restore).

Backup the drivers folder too, just in case, and perform a clean install, restore the key and cert and its ready to go.
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